Biden To Get Bill Banning Private Ownership Of Big Cats

Congress Minutes reports:

A bill severely restricting private pet ownership of big cats like tigers and lions passed the Senate by unanimous consent, sending the measure to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.

Certain institutions, such as wildlife sanctuaries, universities and certified zoos, would still be allowed to keep the animals. The bill would also stop members of the public from engaging in activities like photo opportunities with and petting the animals.

Actively pushed by animal welfare advocates for years, the issue gained national attention following the release of the documentary “Tiger King,” which highlighted the private zoo community and treatment of its animals. One of the featured subjects in that show, animal rights advocate Carole Baskin, is one of the leading proponents of the legislation.

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